News & Perspective

Jul 08, 2020

Jul 08, 2020
Mask making Brazil

COVID-19 cases surge higher in Americas and African regions

Cases increased 20% in the Americas over the past week, and in Africa, cases in 22 countries have more than doubled over the past month.

Jul 02, 2020

Jul 02, 2020
SARS-CoV-2

Scientists weigh COVID-19 research progress, identify remaining gaps

Also, the WHO urges caution as African countries resume air travel, and cases rise in some parts of Europe.

Jun 24, 2020

Jun 24, 2020
oxygen port

COVID-19 demands intensify efforts to ease oxygen shortages

COVID-19 cases are rising by 1 million a week, exceeding oxygen supplies in a market in which most concentrators are produced by a few companies.

Jun 15, 2020

Jun 15, 2020

News Scan for Jun 15, 2020

More DRC Ebola cases
Malaria control amid a pandemic
Dengue in the Americas

Jun 04, 2020

Jun 04, 2020
Doctors in full PPE

Pandemic total passes 6.5 million fueled by multiple hot spots

Hot spots include Brazil, Mexico, Peru, India, and Iran, and global deaths are nearing 400,000.

Jun 01, 2020

Jun 01, 2020
Pineapple seller wearing mask

COVID-19 outbreaks surge in Central, South America

The WHO issues new COVID-19-related guidance on noncommunicable disease and mass gatherings.

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020
Surgical masks and money

WHO creates foundation to boost funds as COVID-19 cases climb

Another study of hydroxychloroquine was paused to look for safety signals, with some nations banning its use.

May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020
Nurse with IV stand

Study: Remdesivir benefits some COVID-19 patients

The data show the antiviral drug cut recovery time from 15 to 11 days.

May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020
Flags of the world

WHA passes pandemic probe resolution; Korea clarifies reinfection reports

Researchers reveal that discharged patients who test positive for COVID-19 again don't appear to be contagious.

May 02, 2020

May 02, 2020
Bicyclist in Madrid

Spain emerges from strict COVID-19 distancing as pandemic issues keep US on edge

Spain, the world's second hardest-hit country after the US, is taking cautious steps to ease its 7-week lockdown, while the US CDC launches a gene tracking consortium to help with response.

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